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ZERO TO THREE Competencies for Prenatal to Age 5 Professionals Training

The ZERO TO THREE Competencies for Prenatal to Age 5 Professionals Training (P-5 Competencies) identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the professionals working with the prenatal-to-age-5 population.

The ZERO TO THREE Western Office partnered with First 5 LA to develop the Prenatal to Age 5 Workforce Development (P-5 WFD) Project in response to the need for cross-sector coordination of services for the P-5 population. The P-5 WFD Project developed the P-5 Cross-Sector Core Competencies that identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the professionals working with the P-5 population. The P-5 Competencies hone in on eight core competency domains essential for all professionals in the P-5 field.

These domains are:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Family-Centered Practice
  • Relationship-Based Practice
  • Health and Development Risk and Protective Factors
  • Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
  • Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • Professional and Ethical Practices
  • Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration

The P-5 Competencies Training is designed to bring these competencies directly to professionals serving the P-5 population, in order to enhance capacity for coordinated, collaborative service delivery.

The P-5 Competencies online training includes:

  • 8 advanced-level online lessons
  • interaction, reflection, and peer feedback through the discussion forum
  • community-of-practice sessions to help support the implementation of new knowledge, skills, and strategies, and
  • the opportunity to extend learning through optional fieldwork suggested within each lesson.

We also offer expert consultation on the P-5 Competencies. Please contact us to find out more.

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Special thanks to:

  • JP Leong, Instructional Design Consultant
  • Eric Vaughn, ZERO TO THREE, Digital Marketing Manager, Communications
  • Nikki Darling-Kuria, ZERO TO THREE, Senior Manager, Professional Development and Workforce Innovations
  • Jenifer Chacon, MSw ZERO TO THREE Western Office, Senior Writer and Training Specialist
  • Elizabeth Salazar, ZERO TO THREE Western Office, Program Assistant
  • Dan Silk, Web Development Consultant
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